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Hebden (surname)

Hebden, Hebdon, Hibdon, Ebden, and Ebdon are names all thought to be derived from one of several place names in West Yorkshire, coming from the Old English "heope", or " (rose) hip", and "denu", which meant " valley". The family motto is re e merito ("this through merit").

Less common variations are Heberden, Hepden, Habdon, and Hibden.

Note that some Ebdens and Ebdons are not originally from West Yorkshire 1 but are instead related to the Abdens and Abdons of Somerset and Shropshire. In these cases the name means " abbey farm".

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  • Malcolm Hebden (born 1940), a British actor
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